This is the absolute best tasting protein muffin I have made! I went the “extra mile” trying to make this protein muffin a little more gourmet, so I made a super quick & easy apple oatmeal crumble topping. I love making protein muffins because they are so tasty, don’t make you feel like you’re eating “diet food”, and what could be easier than tossing a muffin into a ziploc bag and heading out the door? Most people tell me that one of the main things they struggle with is finding foods that are quick, portable and still healthy.
These protein muffins are the answer to your problems! This recipe will have you set for the week with portioned snacks that you can eat at work, in the car, before heading to the gym or watching your kids’ soccer game! :)
1 cup oat flour OR whole wheat flour
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I use Publix Greenwise for baking)
1/2 cup Stevia in the Raw (great for healthy baking)
1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 and 1/2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
4 and 1/2 tablespoons cold water
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/4 teaspoon maple extract
Apple-oatmeal Topping (optional):
2 small red apples, grated (I leave the skin on)
2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
Pinch of apple pie spice
1.) In one large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients: flour, protein powder, stevia, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and apple pie spice. Stir briefly with a fork until ingredients are completely incorporated.
2.) Next, add all wet ingredients to the dry ingredients: Greek yogurt, unsweetened applesauce, cold water and maple extract. Stir well with a fork until ingredients are incorporated and there are no dry areas in your batter.
3.) Pour batter into lightly greased muffin tins, about 3/4 full.
4.) For the apple-oatmeal topping, grate two small, red apples. Empty into a small bowl. Next add, two tablespoons of old-fashioned oats and sprinkle apple pie spice over top. Gently stir topping with a fork. Add about 1/2 tablespoon of the topping onto each uncooked muffin. Gently press the topping down so it cooks into the muffin. *Do not press the topping too far into the batter.
5.) Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown. Let cool for 15-20 minutes and ENJOY!
Created by: Loryn Huff
Certified Personal Trainer, Champion Figure Competitor, NEW Mom and Owner of Femme FIT Company, Ft. Lauderdale.